Thought Leadership

Reduced Carbon LNG in an ESG Future


Liquified natural gas (LNG) producers and buyers are focusing on the role that LNG can play in supplying future energy needs while also helping achieve climate goals. LNG and natural gas have long been touted for their environmental benefits in comparison to other more carbon-intensive fuels. But a growing focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing, along with demands from policymakers, lenders and customers, is leading some in the LNG industry to examine what more they can do to reduce or offset carbon in the LNG value chain.

This panel will consider what steps companies can take to improve LNG’s contribution to meeting climate and ESG goals. How can such contributions be measured and verified? How should contractual commitments to reducing carbon emissions be structured? Representatives from two of the leaders in shaping this future — one an LNG producer, and the other an LNG merchant and importer — will join speakers from the Center for Energy Studies and Baker Botts L.L.P to discuss their perspectives and how they are helping their companies and the industry adapt to an ESG future.

This event is sponsored by the Baker Institute for Energy Studies.

When: September 17th at 10:00 a.m. CST


10:00 a.m. CST - Presentation

10:30 a.m. CST - Q&A

Registration: This webinar is free, but registration is required. Please click here to register for the webinar.

Welcome Speaker:

Steven MilesNonresident Fellow, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute; Senior Counsel, Baker Botts L.L.P.

Featured Speakers:

Martin Hupka, Chief Commercial Officer and General Counsel, Sempra LNG

Frédéric Barnaud, Group Chief Executive Officer, Pavilion Energy Pte Ltd.

Thomas Holmberg, Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P.


Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D., James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics; Senior Director, Center for Energy Studies, Baker Institute


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